LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH III

The LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH III is a restrained and traditional interpretation of the classic three-hand watch.

The Roman numerals set around the dial coordinate beautifully with the cathedral hands to deliver a charming visual treat. The off centre seconds dial is precisely positioned in the lower half of the dial.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH III

The FRIEDRICH III watch is equipped with the manual-wound calibre VI. The generous exhibition case back affords a wonderful view of the movement architecture.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH III

The unique trigonal bridge is designed to expose as much of the beautifully finished gear train as possible while allowing adequate spacing between the wheels to ensure optimal power transmission.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH III

Measuring 39.2 mm diameter, the watch case is available in 18K gold, platinum or stainless steel.

Technical details

Case
Material: 18k white gold/18k rose gold/stainless steel/platinum
Dimensions without lugs: diameter Ø 39.2 mm, height 10.5 mm
Sapphire crystal & sapphire crystal exhibition case back, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistant up to 3 bar

Movement
Hand-wound Caliber VI
Diameter: 14 ¼ line diameter (33 mm)
Height: 4.9 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Running time: 55 hours
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 brilliant cut diamond
Components: 143 parts

Functions
Hour and minute display
Large eccentric second

Dial
Frosted silver or black galvanized silver dial, Roman numerals, cathedral hands or three-level black or blue dial with gloss bevel

Strap
Alligator leather with shark lining, pin or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE

Based in Dresden, the cradle of Saxon watchmaking, LANG & HEYNE is a high end luxury watch atelier co-founded by Marco Lang and Mirko Heyne. The highly exclusive timepieces that leave the manufacture every year are made of precious materials, with a combination of extraordinary constructions and delicate engravings.

Each LANG & HEYNE timepiece is produced utilizing the highest level of manual skill and knowledge of the experienced employees, starting with the construction and manufacturing of the components of movement, hands and cases, to the finishing –the aesthetic and functional processing of the raw materials.

Born in 1971 Marco Lang a fifth – generation watchmaker, learnt first horology lessons from father Rolf Lang who worked as head restorer in the Mathematical / Physical Cabinet (Mathematisch Physikalischer Salon), one of the world-famous collections of watches and precision mechanical instruments.

Rolf Lang suggested that his son should first of all learn the basics of metal working and sent him to Glashütte for three years in order to serve an apprenticeship in precision mechanic. Again, in this important historic town, Marco was inevitably inspired by the watch-making tradition.

After the reunion of Germany, Marco found his way to Ihno Fleβner, a north German watch expert. During these years as an assistant, Marco worked on the production of fine precision pendulum clocks. After seven instructive years, Marco returned to Dresden with his master certificate where he built up his own shop as a watch creator and restorer. True to the family tradition, Marco soon made his mark among German watch enthusiasts.

His father Rolf Lang, who in the meantime was working as an instructor for “A. Lange & Söhne”, introduced his first apprentice Mirko Heyne to the shop. As two kindred spirits in watch-making Marco and Mirko teamed up and founded the watch manufacture “LANG & HEYNE”. LANG & HEYNE saw their entrepreneurial opportunity in their talent of watch-making and as bringing completeness to the existing watch companies of Glashütte. They wanted to make their creations even more personal, more hand-crafted and more traditional.

Just one year later, LANG & HEYNE were able to present their watch models on the trade fair in Basel and within one week the order book of the little workshop was packed. Although the success was great, it still hampered the development of the creative power of the two watch makers.

Disagreement concerning the future of the business led to the resignation of Mirko Heyne in the summer of 2002. Still, the workshop “LANG & HEYNE” carries the name and the spirit of the two gifted watch makers, which in the meantime became a synonym for fine watch-making in Dresden. Marco, whose favourite place is the watchmaker’s work table, continued on his way as an independent watch creator. His aim is to inspire watch enthusiasts by his fine watches and not by the size of the company. At the end of 2003, he sold his shop in order to concentrate fully on the creation of his watches.

The watch manufacture “LANG & HEYNE” found its new home in a mansion surrounded by the green fields and woods around Dresden. Here, Marco is working together with his enthusiastic colleagues. An exclusive series of just 30 to 40 watches per year leaves the small manufacture after he has assembled, precisely adjusted and signed the watches himself. After a three-year candidature, Marco became a member of the AHCI, the international association of independent and creative watch makers. The manufacture “LANG & HEYNE” is committed to this exclusive club of outstanding watchmakers. It is an honour to be able to match the quality, the creativity and the skills of watch-making of the best watch-makers in the world.

A mechanical watch from Lang & Heyne requires imagination, skill, patience and precious time. It takes precious TIME to assemble a timepiece, since there are no assembly lines. Every single piece evolves and matures carefully in the hands of master watchmakers. With utmost care and down to the smallest detail, they also improve pieces that have not entirely been made by Lang & Heyne so that these pieces fulfill optically as well as functionally the high demand of Lang & Heyne. The master craftsmen skillfully mount each movement, piece by piece, until perfection is reached and the balance starts to oscillate with the rhythmic pulse of time, precisely ordered.

Form and function are combined in this manner with the utmost precision and harmony until completion. These works of art are created with the philosophy which has defined watchmaking in Dresden for hundreds of years: meeting the aesthetic requirements of kings and prominent citizens, and equipped with absolutely the finest movements. It is not through imitation, but only through complete understanding and further elaboration of those values and principles which make every piece from LANG & HEYNE precious, a treasure representative of Saxony’s watchmaking heritage.

Time to admire the silky shining enamel dial contrasted with the artfully crafted hands. Time to discover the details of the gleaming, golden precision movement: the rubies set in gold, each chaton individually held by blued steel screws, the anglesite finished ‘swan-neck fine adjustment’ polished with pewter and finally the all important balance equipped with gold weighting screws and the freely pulsating Breguet spiral crowned by a sparkling diamond.

Time to realize again and again that each piece is a unique work of truly handcrafted art. Every single part is passed through each of the mastercraftsman’s skilled hands, one to the other, then carefully examined through magnifying glasses and, when necessary, perfected until finally it has its own unique charisma, reflecting ultimate quality.

Restoration
Lang & Heyne admire and venerate the great watch artists of former and present times. They created and create masterly works of art with the help of simple means and methods but also with a lot enthusiasm and professional code of ethics, capacity for invention and knowledge of the science of mechanics. When restoring and refurbishing, it is highly important for the company to put themselves into the position of the respective period of time and to work as much as possible with the same procedures as the artist of the piece on hand. After research and cost analysis, the project is discussed and carried out in cooperation with the owner.

Lang & Heyne have the knowledge and ability to reconstruct and rebuild almost every possibly missing mechanical piece. With utmost care and down to the smallest detail, they also improve pieces that have not entirely been made by Lang & Heyne so that these pieces fulfil optically as well as functionally the high demand of Lang & Heyne.

History of Dresden watch making
In 1668 Johann Georg II certified the foundation of Dresden’s first independent watchmakers guild, and thereby inaugurated a glorious tradition. August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, as well as his son Friedrich August II, each famous for their appreciation of art and baroque lifestyles, attracted artisans and craftsmen to Dresden who created sumptuous watches, which were both genuine mechanical as well as artistic miracles. Since 1728 these treasures have been closely guarded in the Royal Saxonian Watch Cabinet (Mathematisch-Physikalischer-Salon) within Dresden’s famous Zwinger Building which today still accommodates one of the world’s most historic and admired collection of watches.

The French Revolution in 1789 provoked dramatic changes in European lifestyles. The “mechanical” content of watches began to overshadow fancy cases and sumptuous artistry. In Saxony as well, watches turned gradually into instruments for the precise measurement of time. Period watchmakers such as Köhler and Seyffert devoted their careers to developing technically superior, highly sophisticated pendulum clocks, chronometers, watches and scientific measuring devices. The precise movements, presented in cases without frills, perfectly reflected the new values: a type of modesty which still excites collectors and admirers of precision watches who desire elegance.

“Saxonia” – the first German railway connecting Dresden and Leipzig marked a new phase of mobility for the country. Portable watches to organize time for man’s advantage became inseparable companions for an increasing number of people. Only a few were in the privileged position to afford one of the rare and prestigious pocket watches manufactured by a traditional watchmaker from Dresden. Some of these rarities originated from Friedrich Gutkaes, the court watchmaker. Ferdinand Adolph Lange, as his young apprentice, learned the art of watchmaking prior to the founding of the watchmaking industry in Glashütte.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the wristwatch finally began its triumphal march that continues strongly today. Lang & Heyne therefore, choose to enter this market with their superior, technically designed, handmade watches, unequalled in perfection and precision yet enclosed in cases of elegant simplicity.

Watch Collections
The House of Wettin is a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors and kings that once ruled the Saxon, Germany. The “Procession of Princes” (Fürstenzug), a large mural in the historic center of the Saxon state capital Dresden, displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors, dukes and kings of the House of Wettin between 1123 and 1904. The Lang & Heyne watches are named after selected rulers of this time.

In-house Movements and Flagship models

  • CALIBER I – FRIEDRICH AUGUST I & JOHANN
  • CALIBER III – MORITZ
  • CALIBER IV – ALBERT
  • CALIBER IV – KONRAD & HEINRICH
  • CALIBER VI – FRIEDRICH II & FRIEDRICH III
  • CALIBER VII – AUGUSTUS I
  • CALIBER VIII – GEORG
  • CALIBER IX – ANTON

Special Features of LANG & HEYNE Watches
A major design feature of all LANG & HEYNE watches is the case with three lugs construction that provides a stable holding for the strap on each side of the watch. Emphasizing the vertical axis, the middle lug flatters the overall appearance of the watch and serves as a balance to the crown. The unique, well proportioned case is completed by the crown protection.

Secondly, the hands of the watch are worth every effort – whether they are masterfully hand-engraved, like the Louis-XV, or perfectly fled and polished, like the spade or cathedral hands. The three-dimensional shaping with a diverse range of structures requires craftsmanship at the highest level.

The plates, bridges and balance cocks of the mechanical watch movement are provided with a unique cover known as SILVER GRINDING by applying a special mixture to the brass movement components using a stiff-bristle brush. The result is a fine, grain-like surface which is then be plated in gold. The BALANCE-SPRING is mathematically and precisely calculated, making every oscillation an experience. The last coil is bent into shape in a time-consuming and masterful process before.

Another attraction is the finely finished screws. For screws the watchmakers use a goat’s hair brush, domed threads and beveled as well as tin polished heads. The screws are polished and partly flame-blued in the finest shades of violet. The manufacture produces only 12 to 15 screws per day.

Since 2016, each LANG & HEYNE watch is made of solid gold WHEELS with chamfered spokes which run precisely and with the least possible friction. It turned out that the performance is much better by combining gold (wheel) and steel (pinion) than using conventional materials. Another advantage is that galvanic coating is not needed any more.

The polished GOLD CHATONS give the ruby jewels a stunning, deep fiery appearance. They are countersunk and screwed into the bridges and balance cocks in accordance with Saxon traditions. The ultimate beauty, however, is the sparkling diamond that crowns the masterpiece. The ruby jewels are tongued and located just below. The sensitive balance pivot is thus protected and shock-resistant.

The MOUSTACHE-ANCHOR is precision made of solid gold. Lever escapements correct the barycenter of the anchor and assure smooth power transmission to the balance in several different positions.

ENAMEL, is used in numerous dials, showing both charm and the character. They are complex to manufacture and consist of several layers – sometimes classical, structured and manufactured for the best readability.

Contact details
Uhrenmanufaktur LANG & HEYNE GmbH
Weissenberger Straße 10
D – 01324 Dresden

 

Official website: www.langundheyne.de

LANG & HEYNE ANTON

Presented this year, ANTON is the second rectangular model and first flying tourbillon watch from the German premium mechanical watch atelier LANG & HEYNE.

Just like the other watch collections that are named after some of the eminent rulers of Saxony from 1123 to 1904, the ANTON tourbillon watch pays tribute to Anthony the Kind King of Saxony (1755 -1836).

LANG & HEYNE ANTON watch rose gold version

Crafted from 18 carat rose gold or platinum, the rectangular case measures 40mm x 32mm and has 9.4mm thickness. The white, grand-feu enamel dial features art deco numerals and blue steel or rose gold lancet hands.

LANG & HEYNE ANTON rose gold watch with flying tourbillon

The LANG & HEYNE ANTON watch houses Calibre IX, a brand new in-house mechanical hand-wound flying tourbillon movement with 55 hours of power reserve.

LANG & HEYNE Calibre IX

Driven by this exceptional movement, the watch displays hours & minutes indication with central hands and seconds via lyra-shaped cage.

LANG & HEYNE ANTON Platinum watch

Measuring 14¼ lines (33mm) diameter and 5.5 mm height, the movement beats at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz) and incorporates 17 rubies and 2 brilliant cut diamonds.

LANG & HEYNE Calibre IX

Fitted with sapphire crystal front glass and case back, the LANG & HEYNE ANTON flying tourbillon watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch comes fitted with an alligator leather strap with shark leather lining and Pin buckle or folding clasp.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE ANTON

Case
Material: 18K Rose Gold/ Platinum
Dimensions without lugs: 40 x 32 mm, height 9.4 mm
Sapphire crystal & sapphire crystal exhibition case back, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistant up to 3 bar

Dial
Rectangular two-piece white “Grand Feu” enamel dial,
Art Deco numerals with blue accents, lancet hands

Movement
Hand-wound Caliber IX
Dimensions: 34mm x 26.5mm
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Running time: 70 hours
Jewels: 17 rubies, 2 brilliant cut diamonds
Components: 163 parts

Functions
Hour and minute display, second display via lyra-shaped cage
Flying tourbillon

Strap
Alligator leather with shark lining, pin or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH II

FRIEDRICH II is a minimalist and elegant three-hand watch made by LANG & HEYNE.

This manual-wound timepiece features a pristine white lacquered, tri-level dial with diamond-polished, beveled edges for crisp delineation. This clean style is mirrored in the concentric, Art Deco numerals and oversized small second positioned on the lower portion of the dial.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH II

The Lang & Heyne Friedrich II watch is equipped with the hand-wound Caliber VI. The classic, minimalistic movement architecture is open to view via the use of a trigonal wheel bridge.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH II

This movement features a gold lever escapement with moustache anchor, swan-neck fine adjustment, seconds stop mechanism and a beautifully engraved balance cock set with a diamond pivot stone to protect the sensitive balance pivot from shock.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH II

The Friedrich II watch has a 39.2 mm diameter case. It is available in stainless steel, 18k rose gold and 18k white gold versions. Depending upon the version, it features spade or cathedral hands.

LANG & HEYNE FRIEDRICH II

Technical details

Model: Lang & Heyne Friedrich II

Case
Material: Stainless steel or 18k rose gold
Dimensions without lugs: diameter Ø 39.2 mm, height 10.5 mm
Sapphire crystal & sapphire crystal exhibition case back, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistant up to 3 bar

Movement
Hand-wound Caliber VI
Diameter: 14 ¼ line diameter (33 mm)
Height: 4.9 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Running time: 55 hours
Jewels 19 rubies, 1 brilliant cut diamond
Components: 143 parts
Seconds stop mechanism

Functions
Hour and minute display
Large eccentric second

Dial
Three-part lacquered dial, concentric Art-Deco numerals, spade or cathedral hands

Strap
Alligator leather with shark lining, pin or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE GEORG

Presented at Baselworld 2017, the newest creation from the German luxury watch atelier Lang & Heyne, comes dressed in an elegant square case made with gold or platinum. Like other horology creations from Lang & Heyne, this watch model is also named after a prominent ruler of Saxony – GEORG (1471-1539).

LANG & HEYNE GEORG

Thanks to curved shape of the case, the watch gently fits on the wrist. Measuring 40mm X 32mm X 9.4mm (Length, width and height), the watch case is fitted with sapphire crystal glass on top and bottom. Water resistance of the case is 3atm.

Its silky enamel dial boasts a large sub dial with a blue hand to count every precious second. At the centre of the dial blued minute and hour hands indicate the time.

LANG & HEYNE GEORG

Powering this timepiece is the Calibre VIII; an in-house developed mechanical hand wound movement that can deliver 55 hours of power reserve.

LANG & HEYNE Calibre VIII

Measuring 34mm X 25.6mm X 4.8mm (length, width and height), this massive, completely visible movement shows its finely finished golden wheels, levers and springs.

LANG & HEYNE Calibre VIII

Made of stainless steel, the avant-garde bridges and clocks domed top and the large polished stone countersink capture and reflect light in every viewing angle. Different forms and materials combined with the contrast of polished and matted surface give the movement depth and a fascinating geometry.

LANG & HEYNE GEORG

Equipped with 20 jewels -19 rubies and one diamond- and featuring seconds hand stop function this exclusive mechanical watch movement beats at the rate of 18,000 vph.

LANG & HEYNE GEORG rose gold watch

Securing the timepiece around the wrist is an alligator leather strap with shark leather line and pin buckle or folding clasp.

The retail price of the LANG & HEYNE GEORG watch (without VAT) is 26410 EUR for 18 carat rose gold model, 27830 EUR for 18 carat white gold model and 33490 EUR for 950 platinum version.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE GEORG

Case
Material: 18K Gold or Platinum
Dimensions without lugs: 40 x 32 mm, height 9.4 mm
Sapphire crystal & sapphire crystal exhibition case back, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistant up to 3 bar

Movement
Hand-wound Caliber VIII
Dimensions: 34mm x 26.5mm
Height: 4.8 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Running time: 55 hours
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 brilliant cut diamond
Components: 160 parts

Functions
Hour and minute display
Large eccentric second Ø 14.5 mm

Dial
Rectangular two-piece white „Grand Feu” – enamel or black galvanized from solid silver, Art Deco numerals with blue or red accents, lancet hands

Strap
Alligator leather with shark lining, pin or folding clasp

Versions
Platinum version with black galvanized silver dial with round minute track, and cathedral hands in polished steel
18ct rose gold version with white enamel dial and lancet hands in rose gold
Platinum version with black galvanized silver dial and lancet hands in polished steel
18ct rose gold version with black galvanized silver dial and lancet hands in rose gold
18ct rose gold version with white enamel dial and lancet hands in blued steel
18ct white gold version with white enamel dial and lancet hands in rose gold

Lang & Heyne Johann von Sachsen Collection- Johann Champlevé (Variation IV)

Dresden, Germany based independent luxury watch atelier Lang & Heyne updates its prestigious watch collection named after King Johann (1801-1873), the King of Saxony from 1854 to 1873. The Johann von Sachsen collection offers highly exclusive mechanical luxury watches in gold or platinum.

A fourth version has been just added to this collection that already offered three versions  precious versions in 18 carat rose gold (variation I), 18 carat white gold (variation II) and platinum (variation III).

Lang & Heyne Johann von Sachsen Collection- Johann Champlevé (Variation IV)

Crafted in 18 carat rose gold, the Variation IV is christened as Johann Champlevé that features a colourful blue enamel dial sprinkled with stars. Case measuring 43.5mm in diameter is fitted with sapphire glass on top and case back.

Inside beats a hand wound movement Calibre I created in house by Lang & Heyne. Oscillating at a rate of 18,000 vph this exceptional movement offers power reserve up to 46 hours.

Jewelled with 19 rubies and one diamond, the Calibre I features Shock-resistant gold-screw balance, Breguet spring, Swan-neck fine adjustment, Pulsating eccentric sweep hand, Sweep hand stop mechanism and Winding wheels with double solar finish.

Technical details

Case
Material: 18K rose gold
Diameter: 43.5mm
Height: 10.5mm
Sapphire glass & sapphire case back
Waterproof up to 3 bar

Movement
Caliber I with manual winding
Diameter: 16 ¼ line diameter (36.6 mm)
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Running time: 46 hours
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 brilliant cut diamond
Components: 151 parts

Functions
Hours & minutes display
Decentralized second
Second stop function for precise hand positioning

Dial
Enameled two-part dial in translucent cobalt blue made of solid silver
Roman numerals
Cathedral hands in rose gold

Strap
Alligator leather strap with shark leather lining
Pin buckle or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS I

LANG & HEYNE, the German horology atelier famous for their exceptional mechanical timepieces named after legendary rulers of Saxony, now unveils its latest collection Augustus I. This latest timepiece pays tribute to Frederich Augustus I of Saxony.

This exceptional mechanical timepiece boasts an innovative mechanical complication; a personal calendar function that can be used for storing important anniversaries for the owner and mechanically calculates the respective age.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS

The massive silver dial of AUGUSTUS is loaded with many functions. Apart from basic time indication, it boasts a retrograde dial at 9’o clock to indicate the date, a window to indicate year, and a second retrograde dial to indicate the modes of operation.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS

Comes to the personal calendar function, two windows at 12’o clock and 6’o clock indicate the anniversary/event and person/event respectively. Two chronograph style counters near 5’o clock and 7’o clock age in units and tens respectively. The retrograde style sub dial featuring two hands bellow 12’o clock indicates month and anniversary.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS
The idea of such a wristwatch-sized calculating machine is based on an invention of the Dutch watch aficionado John Twaalfhoven. When designing this watch the challenge has been to position diverse indications and at the same time keep the plain impression of the dial which is so characteristic for LANG & HEYNE. With the crown and integrated pusher different modes can be selected fast and straightforwardly.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS I

The timepiece is equipped with new in-house developed Caliber VII, which is visible through a sapphire glass case back. The elaborately angled and engraved golden bridges and cock contrast appealingly with the rhodium-plated movement plate and flat polished steel parts. All running wheels are made of 18 ct gold.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS

The moving parts of movement like various wheels and levers are controlled by a three-story column wheel within the different modes.

Two Micro-differential-gears combined with a sophisticated program-rail ensure the correct calculation of the respective age.

The in house developed mechanical program-ring contains the 12 for the most important persons or anniversaries. Apposite to date, month and the indication of the year the respective age is calculated and displayed accordingly.

LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS I

Due to the complexity involved in the manufacturing of such custom made timepieces, the production will be limited to only 3 pieces per year.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE AUGUSTUS

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber VII
Power reserve: 46 hours
No of parts: 340
Diameter: 16 ¼ lines (36,6 mm)
Frequency: 18.000 semi-oscillations per hour
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 diamond

Case
Crafted from platinum
Diameter: 43,8 mm
Height: 12,5 mm
Sapphire glass on the top and on the bottom
Buckle in platinum

Dial
Massive silver dial with roman numerals
Cathedral hands in blued steel and 18 ct rose gold

Functions
Month & Anniversary
Date
Minutes & Hours
Modes
Year
Age (tens) and Age (units)
Anniversary or Event
Person or Event

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

Crafted in Platinum or gold, the LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH model boasts a stately appearance. With its complex internal mechanism; it gives itself a restrained elegance on the outside.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

Fine roman numbers on the frosted finished dial made of solid silver frame the date segment and the power reserve indication. Blued cathedral hands indicate time and date.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

The HEINRICH model features a unique power reserve indication positioned the above portion of date dial. When the end of the month arrives, the date hand jumps spiritedly over the POWER RESERVE INDICATION back to the first day of the new month.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

The timepiece is equipped with the CALIBRE IV. The fourth movement presented by LANG & HEYNE shows another look than its ancestors.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

The gracile shape of the trigonal bridge is revealing: Chamfered spokes wheels in solid gold, the huge balance with the characteristically L&H design, the fine moustache anchor and last but not least the exciting highlight of the CALIBER V, the mechanism of the constant force.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

Its position is the escapement wheel, the last part of the wheel train, and it makes sure that the balance receives the same force bit by bit. This compensates the mainspring’s irregular force-curve and tolerances of the wheel train.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH watch rose gold

The result is constant amplitude of the balance for the whole running time and an enhanced accuracy. The complicated lever mechanism of the prograde (forward jumping) date indication is positioned under the dial and invisible to the eyes.

LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH watch rose gold version

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE HEINRICH

Case
Platinum or gold
Diameter 39.4mm
Height 11.5mm
1 countersunk pusher at the side
Sapphire glass on top and bottom
Water-resistant up to 3 bar

Movement

Manual winding movement Caliber V
Diameter: 14¼ lines (33mm)
Height: 6.25mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz)
Jewels: 24 rubies, 1 diamond
33 hours power reserve
With balance stop mechanism

Functions
Hour and minute indication
Central second
Date indication
Up/down power reserve indication
Second hand stop

Dial
Frosted solid silver dial
Roman numerals
Date indication in blue
Up/down scale in red
Diamond polished and rhodium-plated chamfers

Strap
Alligator leather strap with shark lining leather
Pin buckle or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE KONRAD

Made by German watchmaker Lang & Heyne, the Konrad watch series is named after KONRAD I, the historical figure of the 11th Century Europe.

LANG & HEYNE KONRAD

With a diameter of almost 40mm, KONRAD has been specially created to be worn on a small wrist. The date indication fits harmonically in the timeless Arabic dial. When the end of month arrives, the date hand jumps spiritedly over the LANG & HEYNE lettering back to the first day of the new month.

LANG & HEYNE KONRAD

Thanks to the complicated mechanism of the constant force, the delicate central second hand moves STEP BY STEP each second and reflects the high accuracy of the movement Caliber V.

This stunning watch comes in 18 carat rose gold or white gold and with alligator strap with buckle in 18kt gold. A serial number is assigned to every watch marked both on the dial and on the movement.

 

LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION I: 18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold blued cathedral hands.
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION I: 18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold blued cathedral hands.

 

LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION II:18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold Louis-XV hands in blued steel
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION II: 18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold Louis-XV hands in blued steel
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION III: 18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold spade hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION III: 18-carat rose gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold spade hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION IV: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold cathedral hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION IV: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold cathedral hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION V: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold Louis-XV hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION V: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold Louis-XV hands in rose gold
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION VI: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold spade hands in blued steel
LANG & HEYNE KONRAD VARIATION VI: 18-carat white gold case, alligator leather strap with buckle in 18 ct. gold spade hands in blued steel

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE KONRAD

Case
Red/White gold
Diameter 39.4mm
Height 11.5mm
1 countersunk pusher at the side
Sapphire glass on top and bottom
Water-resistant up to 3 bar

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber V
Diameter 14¼ lines (33mm)
Height 6.25mm
Frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz)
Jewels: 24 rubies, 1 diamond
42 hours power reserve
Hour and minute indication
Central second
Prograde date indication
Second hand stop

Dial
Simple sunk enamel dial
Arabic numerals
Date indication in red

Strap
Alligator leather strap with shark lining leather
Pin buckle or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

The highly educated and artistically gifted monarch King Johann (1801-1873) is also known as Philateles “friend of truth.” Making use of this pseudonym, he not only translated Dantes “Divine Comedy” into German, but also created a multitude of own works.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

King of Saxony from 1854 on, he struggled for the creation of a united German state. He examined and renewed numerous aristocratic rules and lead Saxony’s economy as a modest and wise statesman into a blossoming period of economic development.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

The model “Johann” pays homage to that profound personality. Like its name-sake, it concentrates on the essentials, portraying timeless elegance. The enamelled bipartite dial with its well proportioned roman numerals is contrasted with pear-tipped hands crafted manually.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

A clear and noble character is created. The gold case offers a striking housing for the fine mechanical movement and the sapphire glass bottom unveils a fascinating view.

Inside the watch beats the CALIBER I mechanical movement developed by LANG & HEYNE. The typical three-quarter plate has been state of the art in the building of fine movements in Saxony since the end of the 19th century. The LANG & HEYNE CALIBER I is an honest tribute to that heritage emphasizing typical elements not only in function, but also of beauty.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

Big shining rubies, set in gleaming gold chatons, create a balanced contrast to the silver finished plate. Even the smallest of the stones, the one that holds the lever anchor is set in gold chatons, held by deeply blued steel screws. The meticulous chamfer finishing, black polished by hand, of the anchor bridge and the balance cock as well as the slit golden screws of the balance wheel create charming reflections of light.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

The ultimate in beauty, however, is the sparkling diamond, crowning the balance. Majestically it is placed on top of the hand engraved balance cock, harmonizing perfectly with the elegantly swung swan-neck fine adjustment.

The balance spring bent markedly upward in its last winding ensures smooth pulse of the shock-resistant gold screw balance wheel. The LANG & HEYNE CALIBER I is equipped with a second hand stop mechanism. When the crown has been pulled out, a spring gently bends itself around the balance shaft and the second hand stops, hence permitting the watch to be set accurately to the second.

LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

A serial number is assigned to every watch marked both on the dial and on the movement. This makes every watch from Lang & Heyne to a unique specimen.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE JOHANN

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber I, 46 hours running time, second hand stop mechanism
Diameter: 16¼ lines (36.6mm)
Height: 5.5mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz)
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 diamond
Function: hour/minute/eccentric second at 6 o’clock, second hand stop

Case
18 ct red or white gold
Diameter: 43.5mm
Height: 10.5mm
Sapphire glass on top and bottom
Water-resistant up to 3 bar

Dial
Double sunk enamel dial or solid silver dial galvanic black
Roman numerals
Also available in a special design in cobalt blue

Strap
Crocodile leather strap, buckle from 18 ct gold

LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

The reign of Friedrich August I, called “The Strong”, was a unique and glamourous period for Saxony’s politics and culture. The courtly life was a reflection of the baroque joy of existence and luxury.

The opulently decorated cases of that time are real works of art, containing ticking mechanical marvels. The model “Friedrich August I” pays an homage to that legendary personality. He bestowed his ardent love for art on to subsequent generations, is still omnipresent in the beauty and the treasures of Dresden.

LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

The watch “Friedrich August I” delights the mind through its artistic design. The striking gold case offers exquisite housing for the fine mechanical movement and the sapphire glass bottom unveils a fascinating view.

LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

Chased hands shaped in the style of Louis XV, crafted from pure gold deploy their beauty on the enamelled tripartite dial. The elegant Arabic numerals are framed by a red minute indicator.

LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

A serial number is assigned to every watch marked both on the dial and on the movement. This makes every watch from Lang & Heyne to a unique specimen.

LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

The typical three-quarter plate has been state of the art in the building of fine movements in Saxony since the end of the 19th century.

LANG & HEYNE “Caliber I” is an honest tribute to that heritage emphasizing typical elements not only of function, but also of beauty : big shining rubies, set in gleaming gold chatons, create a balanced contrast to the silver finished plate. Even the smallest of the stones, the one that holds the lever anchor is set in a gold chaton, held by deeply blued steel screws.

LANG & HEYNE “Caliber I”

The meticulous anglesite finishing, polished by hand with pewter, of the anchor bridge and the balance cock as well as the slit golden screws of the balance wheel create charming reflections of light. The polishing of the winding wheels gives the impression of a shining sun.

The ultimate in beauty, however, is the sparkling diamond, crowning the balance. Majestically it is placed on top of the hand engraved balance cock, harmonizing perfectly with the elegantly swung swan-neck fine adjustment.

The balance spring bent markedly upward in its last winding ensures smooth pulse of the shock-resistant gold-screw balance wheel. “Caliber I” is equipped with a second hand stop mechanism, in other words, when the crown has been pulled out, a spring gently bends itself around the balance shaft and the second hand stops, hence permitting the watch to be set accurately to the second.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE Friedrich August I

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber I, 46 hours running time, second hand stop mechanism
Diameter: 16 ¼ lines (36,6 mm)
Frequency: 18.000 semi-oscillations per hour
Running time: 46 hours
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 diamond
Shock-resistant gold-screw balance
Breguet spring
Swan-neck fine adjustment
Pulsating eccentric second hand
Second hand stop mechanism
Winding wheels with double solar finish

Case
Crafted from 18 ct Yellow gold, diameter 43,5 mm, sapphire glass on the top and on the bottom,

Dial
Double sunk enemalled dial with Arabic numerals, shaped Louis XV hands crafted from pure gold; eccentric second hand.

Strap
crocodile leather strap, buckle in 18 ct gold

LANG & HEYNE MORITZ

As one of the most important rulers of Saxony, Moritz was a political, military as well as cultural character. By being sensitive to political issues and also by clever intrigues and military power, he eventually snatched the throne from his cousin Friedrich and gained power over the Saxon estates. From then on, Saxony was reigned from Dresden and Moritz thus laid the foundation for a cultural as well as a political revival of that town.

Although he was on the side of the catholic emperor at the beginning, he soon put him under military pressure, so that eventually he achieved the “Religious Peace of Augsburg” and the freedom of the Protestant belief. At the young age of 32, Moritz was fatally wounded in the battle of Sievershausen and entombed in the cathedral of Freiberg (which from this time on was the burial place of all Saxon rulers).

LANG & HEYNE MORITZ

With a classical, symmetrical division of the dial, Lang and Heyne combines in the watch-model “Moritz” all the calendar functions of a full calendar. The solid silver dial is, according to the tradition, pickled white and then dyed champagne. The moon disc as well as the earth disc is cut in gold and enameled with the technique “Champlevé”.

Above the crown, the date, the month and the declination can be changed rapidly. Two sunk-in correctors serve as the regulation of the moon phase and the day of the week.

LANG & HEYNE MORITZ white gold watch

As with the other models of LANG & HEYNE, the model “Moritz” is available in three different gold colours (white, yellow and rose gold) and with different hand variations. LANG & HEYNE makes three variations of the earth disc, one for the European/African, one for the Asian/Australian and one for the American viewpoint.

From what do the seasons with different lengths of night and day result? The indications of sunrise and sunset and the equation are well known. It is the changing angle of the sun’s rays onto the surface of the earth that forms the basis of these indications.

LANG & HEYNE MORITZ rose gold watch

The inclination of the axis of the earth to the ecliptic of 23 degrees and the orbiting of the earth around the sun are the causes of the sun’s rays impinging sometimes more on the northern hemisphere, sometimes more on the southern hemisphere. For the first time, LANG & HEYNE has made it possible to indicate directly the degree of the sun to the equator at midday. This suggestion made by one of the customers and a watch enthusiast (Nikolaus Garnreiter – Ulm).

The earth disc which oscillates during the seasons is controlled by a programme disc where the value of the degree of the declination is accurately stored.

Behind this spectacular display is CALIBER III mechanical movement. Based on the CALIBER I and with the same respect for traditional watch making and its aesthetic quality, LANG & HEYNE constructed the CALIBER III for the MORITZ model. Although the two movements look very similar the manufacture still made some modification.

LANG & HEYNE MORITZ watch

The distance from the minute wheel to the second wheel is downsized to gain room for additional indications on subdials. We also reconstructed the winding mechanism so that the date, the month and the declination indication can be set as fast as possible with the help of a third crown position.

The complete mechanism for the calendar indication is carried by an additional plate which is only 1.5 mm in height. One specialty which is not immediately visible is the rapid change of the date and the day of the week that is activated at midnight exactly.

A serial number is assigned to every watch marked both on the dial and on the movement. This makes every watch from Lang & Heyne to a unique specimen.

About LANG & HEYNE Caliber III

Based on LANG & HEYNE Caliber I and with the same aesthetic respect for the traditional making of watches, the company constructed the Caliber III for the model “Moritz”. Although the two movements look very similar, the Caliber III comes with some modifications.

LANG & HEYNE Caliber III

The distance from the minute wheel to the second wheel is downsized to 9mm in order to gain big supply dials for the additional indications. LANG & HEYNE also reconstructed the winding mechanism so that the date, the month and the declination indication can be set as fast as possible with the help of a third crown position.

LANG & HEYNE Caliber III
The complete mechanism for the calendar indication is carried by an additional plate which is only 1.5mm in height. One of the specialities that is not immediately visible is the rapid change of the date and the day of the week which is activated at midnight exactly. Thus, an inconvenient, long-lasting change of date is avoided on the one hand, and on the other hand there is no problem with the setting of the calendar throughout the day.

LANG & HEYNE Caliber III
Another convenience for the setting of the calendar is the day-/night indication underneath the centre at the right-hand side. Between 6 am and 6 pm the golden half and between 6 pm and 6 am the blued half of the 24 hour wheel is visible.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE MORITZ

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber III
Diameter 16¼ lines (36.6mm)
Height 7.1mm
Frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz)
Running time: 46 hours
Jewels: 19 rubies, 1 diamond

Functions
Eccentric second at 6 o’clock, date-days of the week at 3 o’clock
Moon phase at 6 o’clock, month at 9 o’clock
Day-/night indication at 4 o’clock
Declination angle at 12 o’clock

Case
Crafted from 18 ct rose gold or white gold
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 12.5mm
2 countersunk pusher at the side
Sapphire glass on top and bottom
Water-resistant up to 3 bar

Dial
Solid silver dial fine blasted and colored in champagne white
Arabic numerals
Minute indication in red
Moon and earth disk in 18ct gold enamelled

Strap
Alligator leather strap with shark lining leather
Pin buckle or folding clasp

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

The new model “Albert ” of the watch manufactury LANG & HEYNE in Dresden is a classical timepiece with a chronograph placed on the backside and a central minute counter. The timepiece pays tribute to King Albert of Saxony.

The LANG & HEYNE ALBERT appears clear and restrained with its roman dial and white enamel dial or galvanic black dial in solid silver. The indication of time in its whole accuracy is not disturbed by additional dials and the MONOPUSHER integrated in the crown permits the perpetuation of the classical appearance of the watch case. When looking through the bottom glass, you can observe the breathtaking play of the levers and springs of the COLUMN WHEEL CHRONOGRAPH in all its aesthetics.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

ALBERT houses the manufacture’s fourth caliber. The CALIBER IV is a chronograph movement which on the one hand let appear the watch in a classy and noble character from the outside, but on the other hand offers to every watch enthusiast a great delight on technical finesse. The aim was to contrast a column wheel mechanism in a way that both the seconds counter and the minutes counter act from the center of the watch.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

Big chronograph wheels in gold with their two hundred teeth lay the foundation of a perfect catch for the start and a smooth motion of the hands. Gracile levers and springs oscillate in discreet elegance, following the program of the column wheel in their motion. And last but not least, it is the contrast of the fine classical materials that makes this work a genuine LANG & HEYNE watch.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

The idea for the construction of this watch came to Marco Lang and his watchmaker’s apprentice Johannes Jahnke while discussing about the future journeyman watchmaker exam piece of Johannes. Traditionally, models of escapement are constructed for those exams, but Johannes already had built such a model with Marco before even starting his watchmaker apprenticeship with LANG & HEYNE. To challenge and to support the talented boy, the master decided therefore, to make the task more complicated.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

Different concepts were worked out and Johannes had to chose one. As an enthusiast of classical chronographs, he had not to think about it for a long time. Both, Marco and Johannes, decided for a mechanism built on the backside, where the beauty of the mechanism is especially shown to advantage. To give the possibility for a future increase of models for LANG & HEYNE, the basis of the caliber is the already known “Caliber I”.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

In contrast to the complicated appearing architecture of the movement, the optic of the dial should leave a clear impression. Therefore, Johannes decided for a central minute counter, which is technically particularly difficult to realize in a model with a chronograph on the backside.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

For all known constructions with central minute counters, the everlasting friction of the minute counter arbor on the permanent moving minute pinion is very disturbing, when the chronograph is not in use. To resolve this problem, the construction of Johannes owns an arm at the pivoted detent which uncouples the minute counter arbor from the minute pinion.

LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

The simple but noble roman dial of LANG & HEYNE “Albert” emanates a modest statement. The indication of time in its whole accuracy is not disturbed by additional dials and the monopusher integrated in the crown permits the perpetuation of the classical appearance of the watch case.

Looking through the bottom glass, you can observe the breathtaking play of the levers and springs of the column wheel chronograph in all its aesthetics. Highest technical claims again meet LANG & HEYNE´s joy of completed shaping and the fine manual finish of the watch pieces.

King Albert of Saxony
King Albert of Saxony

About LANG & HEYNE Caliber IV

With “Caliber IV” LANG & HEYNE has created a chronograph movement which on the one hand lets appear the watch in a modest and noble character from the outside, but on the other hand offers to every watch enthusiast a great delight on technical finesse.

LANG & HEYNE Caliber IV

The aim was to construct a column wheel mechanism in a way that both the seconds counter and the minutes counter act from the center of the watch. Big chronograph wheels in gold with their two hundred teeth lay the foundation of a perfect catch for the start and a smooth motion of the hands.

LANG & HEYNE Caliber IV

Gracile levers and springs oscillate in discreet elegance, following the program of the column wheel in their motion. And last but not least, it is the contrast of the fine classical materials that makes this work to a genuine LANG & HEYNE watch.

Technical details

Model: LANG & HEYNE ALBERT

Movement
Manual winding movement Caliber IV
Diameter: 16¼ lines (36.6mm)
Height: 7.0mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5Hz)
Running Time: 46 hours
Jewels: 22 rubies, 1 diamond

• Shock-resistant gold-screw balance
• Breguet spring
• Swan-neck fine adjustment
• Pulsating eccentric second hand
• Second hand stop mechanism
• Winding wheels with double solar finish
• Mono-pusher column wheel chronograph
• Chronograph wheels in gold with two hundred teeth
• Minutes counter mechanism installed on the backside
• Friction-less decoupling of the minutes counter, when the chronograph function is not in use

Functions
Eccentric second at 6 o’clock
Chronograph second and minute from the center
Chronograph mechanism with 3-phase operation
(start/stop /reset) through crown pusher

Case
Platinum 950 or 18 carat gold
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 12.5mm
Pusher integrated into crown
Sapphire glass on top and bottom
Water-resistant up to 3 bar

Dial
Simple sunk enamel dial or solid silver dial galvanic black
Roman numerals
Minute indication in blue or white

Strap
Alligator leather strap with shark lining leather
Pin buckle or folding clasp